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that the summary of the evening of dance in the conditional use application is grossly exaggerated. in the number and classification of events. this planning department is negligent in exercising its independent judgment, additionally, they recommend this commission increased that inflated number by 25%. this action is inconsistent with the history of the facility. members of our association and myself have spent hundreds of hours scanning the masonic temple website and multiple historical sources of print media at to determine accurate evidence of events presented. [tone] president miguel: thank you. >> i would like to submit for the record the items i could not cover in my presentation, this document. thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i may reside at 1170 s sacramento street, about two blocks of the venue. i have been a resident of nob hill for 20 years. in 2011, we found out from a submission that the masonic temple had submitted a new conditional use application to continue the historic uses under the planning code. except for the abc hearings, the neighbors probably would not have
infrastructure gives to us. if people from here -- they just did a great city -- study about additional investments in the nether land. 100 million bike paths and they discovered that within one year, the benefits would be higher than at 100 million. if you look to how -- if you look to mobility. if you look to product -- productivity and all those kinds of things. the good news from the netherlands is that you'll find the biggest supporters of good bike infrastructure among retailers. they know what good customers bicyclists are. and -- when we started discussions about this think bike workshop. we did this in other cities in the u.s. and we will be in that other big california city, los angeles, in a few other days. thursday, and -- thursday and friday. and i was convinced quite easily about the use to have these kind of work shops in l.a. but i thought san francisco, there's so much going on already. we had leah and for almost nine months in amsterdam and chairman david chiu and others for a week. and there is such great organization here and there are so many ideas. there are so man
. and i was convinced quite easily about the use to have these kind of work shops in l.a. but i thought san francisco, there's so much going on already. we had leah and for almost nine months in amsterdam and chairman david chiu and others for a week. and there is such great organization here and there are so many ideas. there are so many professional little here already about bike infrastructure and the future of biking. but it will come down to implementation and it's perhaps a bit like riding the wiggle. you have to push hard and hopefully we might be a sort of additional support, a sort of small electricity motor for you to push your -- up that hill. and it will come down to implementation and leadership and it's great to have a sort of down to earth approach during these two days. working in teams on i think three important places in town. market, mid market. there's a lot going on. last week we had people from one of the biggest and the greatest argument tech yurl firms in the world, the colehouse firm here in san francisco. they talked with people from twitter and people in the c
. then there is the question of the vast increase in the number of bars. i have no objection to the continuing historic use. nobody is trying to shut them down. but i hope that in all fairness, you will not accept the recommendation related to the number of events and the number of bars. thank you. president miguel: thank you. [reading names] >> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm a resident of nob hill and i'm interested in what goes on in masonic temple. i am not opposed to the entertainment use, i'm opposed to what is an obvious effort to intensify that use the conditional use proceeding. masonic fully intends to intensify the entertainment use by increasing the number of live entertainment events held there, in particular large, nighttime entertainment events as well as increasing alcohol service over what has historically been the case. masonic seats a conditional use authorization to hold an average of 68 events per year with no limit the type, size, and time of duration among other things. the planning commission does not have the legal authority to grant a conditional use authorization as requested
is such a challenge to us. our very heart of our democracy allows for that freedom of speech and we in law enforcement face the challenge of how to control, contain and react. internet sites that post information. remember that once in place, it's very difficult to get that information off. so you may be protecting an individual that previously wasn't under protection detail but all their information on internet site when somebody wasn't thinking is now stays and remains on an internet site and we now put them under protection. let's face it. the ease of getting information through technology just gets easier every day. we must continue together to tackle technology issues as they relate to protective ops. it is only our synergy across law enforcement, both at the local/federal level to look at innovative ways for us to share ideas so they can put things in place to make sure that we're protecting not only the individuals and the court process, but the court process itself. some of you may recall and i'd like to highlight, we had a project, project 365. security starts with you. we worked with nsa to
>>> under strain. the u.s. and japan work toward new sanctions on iranian oil while trying to avoid negative impacts on their economies. diplomats from the united states and japan are trying to cinch up the pressure around iran. they're meeting in tokyo to discuss new sanctions to block iranian oil. consumers in japan and elsewhere fear that could drive up the price of gas and slow economic recovery. japan gets about 10% of its oil from iran. the japanese side has asked the americans to be careful about how they impose sanctions. u.s. delegates said they'll try to avoid negative repercussions as much as possible. >> i am confident that as we continue to work with japan that they will -- that they will take the steps that are necessary. >> japanese representatives hope to get an exemption from the sanctions under certain conditions. they're exploring ways to reduce oil imports from iran. u.s. diplomats said they would make exceptions for some countries, depending on their trade with iran. the americans hope to use the sanctions to persuade iran to halt its nuclear development. but th
, public comment is closed. we have this item before us. can we entertain a motion? supervisor olague: move to approve. supervisor chu: motion with recommendations and with approval of conditions. to be clear, as we were articulating the approval with conditions, item number one, on that approval, sales and service and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be permitted only between 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. each day of the week. thank you. ok, we do that without objection. thank you. let's return to item number one. >> supervisors, there's two additional conditions would like to add on to the license. the first one is that there shall be no off-sale in containers less than 32 ounces. also, all off-sale shall be restricted to craft beers. thank you. supervisor chu: ok, so the additional two conditions, note off-sale items less than 32 ounces, restricted to craft beers. and the project sponsor has agreed? ok. given those two items were those two additional conditions, do we have a motion? supervisor olague: i move to approve with conditions. supervisor chu: thank you. we have a motion to app
#one and two -- are items 1 and 2. floor area ratio, parking come in compliance in specified use districts. item two is case number 2,011.0533z. special district porcine elimination and special districts for phoenix street. staff? >> supervisors choose offi chi'e will make comments before i begin my presentation. nice to see all of you here. i know you a very long day ahead of you. i want to make very clear what the request is in regards to this item. since we met in october, we have had a number of meetings with interested parties. not all of the meetings we would like to have, and the meetings we did have were a midpoint of discussion on particular items, everything from affordable housing for the exemptions on area ratio for affordable housing to rooftop screening to some of the limited commercial uses and robust discussions on the parking issues we discussed in october. given what we believe is the fact that there is more art reached needed and we want to do more outreach, after the discussion today and public comment, we would respectfully request that you continue this item
to rooftop screening to some of the limited commercial uses and robust discussions on the parking issues we discussed in october. given what we believe is the fact that there is more art reached needed and we want to do more outreach, after the discussion today and public comment, we would respectfully request that you continue this item one more time. i am open to late january/early february. and late february may be more realistic. i know we have a busy year coming up. i want to thank the commission for all the time you have spent so far on this legislation, and your staff. in general we really appreciate the effort the commission staff went through to make my reject recommendations. we are very close to being prepared to except all of them. i-- in general, we really appreciate the effort the commission staff went through to make recommendations. we want to have one more policy discussion with the port about the goals that are in the legislation to make sure we are on the same page in working toward some of those goals. i can respond to specific questions after your staff presentation or
of representatives rep. the head for the state of iowa. we are glad to have her with us. i hope i am not missing anyone. we are so glad you are all here. we are glad you were all here to hear the words of the person i believe to be a great christian person who love scott. i have gotten to meet senator bachmann. -- rep bachmann. i was able to spend some time with doctor marcus as we traveled around. we had some injuries and did some press releases. it was a remarkable time. >> you get to meet someone who understands where we are coming from a and we are so thankful for that. i do not want to take a lot of time here, but there is something about when you have a candidate that you can speak with and the on the same page with. and you will come to your church and get your testimony. that is a great thing. let us get congresswoman bachmann a great big hand and she comes up. we are so painful. got bless you. -- we are so thankful. got bless you. [applause] >> this is the day that the lord has made. [inaudible] we are ready and anticipating a bright new beginning for the new year. i love new beginnings
lot in the zoning district, which makes all existing non- conforming uses, which means they would have to cease operations within five years. we're recommending surface parking lots be allowed under conditional use. this would allow existing surface parking lots to operate, and it would allow the commission to grant new parking lots or expansion on a case by case basis. recommendation no. 2 in the executive summary, the proposed ordinance expand powers to waive certain requirements, for jerkily to parking. the parking -- department recommends parking for st. 161 here yen this is one of the changes made that i highlighted. this recommended change would allow -- would result in allowing administrative exceptions to off-street parking requirements in all districts. recommendation no. 3 in the executive summary, the proposed ordinance removes the code that allows proposed parking lots, which are currently non- conforming units. we are recommending modifying the code so these will require renewal s kemper uses a conditional use every five years, instead of every two years. parking lots woul
>> the meeting will come to order. this is the monday, generate 30, 2012 meeting of the land use and economic development committee of the board of supervisors. i am supervisor mar, chaired the committee. supervisor cohen and supervisor wiener the are here. we're joined by supervisor chiu, president of the board. our clerk is ms. alisa miller. >> please turn on it -- please turn off electronic devices. documents should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon will appear on the february seventh board of supervisors agenda, unless otherwise stated. supervisor mar: thank you. please call item number 1. >> hageman, ordinance amending the planning and administrative code to provide a contribution option to the developers of the public murphy in establishing a public art work trust fund. supervisor mar: thank you. the sponsor is supervisor david to -- david i.g.. supervisor chiu: thank you. i have a couple of technical clarification amendments. then i would like to ask for this item to be continued for another three weeks for the following. i had a conversation with mayor lee about
. >> i'll tell you how teens are using mother nature to help protect mother nature. >> in sports, we'll see why young pitchers need to play it safe. >> coming up, i get to spend the day with some knights. i'll tell you all about it. >> and we're just getting started, so stay tuned. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's our top story for this week. >> teens are often under a lot of pressure to do well in school, but that doesn't mean it's okay to copy someone else's hard work and pass it off as your own. teachers call it "plagiarizing," but, as we see in this report, you can also call it cheating. and don't think you won't get caught. >> you've probably heard the word "plagiarize," but what, exactly, does it mean? >> when you take somebody else's words or ideas and you use them as your own. >> that's exactly right. in fact, the word "plagiarize" comes from the latin word for "kidnap," only instead of stealing a person, modern plagiarizing means stealing someone else's work. now, most of us won't copy another person's work exactly. we know that's cheatin
and is a brief presentation, it does not reflect the amount of work that went into bringing us to this point so thank you for all the work. i am very supportive of this plan and i will say that the strong support in the community, i have a letter here which will -- we will provide the director, it is very short period the glen park association of's board of directors has followed and participated in the plan process. the community plan has received substantial input from members of the glen park community and the planning commission unanimously approved it in the november 2011 -- in november 2011. we appreciate the approval that will be considered by the land use and economic development committee on monday. we support planning and general plan amendments necessary to move the plan ahead. we look favorable to vote favorable action and your continued engagement with city agencies, boards, and others to design and implement the important transportation that is anticipated. i want to touch on two specific issues. one is transportation approve -- improvements. that is the most important thing that
with that phrase. now, i know, i'm not going to suggest you're old enough to remember the old mass. people used to say that was the pope's phone number. >> not quite. if you're traveling, in other languages, they use the term. the english are catching up by our changing back to with your spirit. >> we're talking about changes to the text of the mass. it's been around for ever. these changes have come more urgently in the past 50 years. tell us about that and why are we going back? >> well, as you said, the history of the mass goes back to jesus' time. before then also, there didn't seem to be a lot of changes until the 16th century when we went to a formal latin mass. that was part of the state reformation. that didn't change for 400 years until '63, that major change happened then. not just the order of mass and what we said. we switched from latin to english or whatever language you used. many other changes priests changed from turning their back to you to facing you. things that had been in the mass had been taken out. >> it was exciting. >> yes, and most thought it was an improvement and so
and a look at u.s. arms export and export reforms after a flurry of foreign sales ended september 2011. but first president obama made a rare visit, that will shape some $490 billion in spending cuts over the coming decades, cuts to be detailed next month when the administration's 2013 budget request goes to congress. the new strategy scraps the long standing policy that the u.s. military be able to fight two major wars at once and it would shift to asia as ground forces are cut in favor of air and naval power. is this the right strategy, will it yield on a tighter budget, and what will it mean for pentagon and the industry that supply it. joining us now are david bertow and lauren lexington. welcome back to the show. >> welcome and then i want your take on this. >> the strategy was tight about eight page, is it the right strategy and what will it mean. >> this has to answer a couple of critical questions. one thing we have debated for a long time as we looked at the draw down is what do we need the military for going forward. the strategy announced this past week does start moving us
here with a manager at the heart of the city farmer's market in san francisco. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, hocfarmersmarket.org. >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you $35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do yo
with live nation trade it started when i had a restaurant and used to do some catering for the folks and they wanted us to be there kidder in 1999. that sounded better than operating my restaurant and losing all the time. we have had a relationship with them, as we do with the other promoters in the bay area. and we are the preferred care of another planet entertainment. we have agreed to conditions for operation at the masonic that impose regulation that have never existed there despite the fact that alcohol has been served there for a long time. we have been a catering partner with the masonic itself since 2000. and i believe our record since we took over as the in house operators speaks for itself. it is without incident to do -- we do care about the neighborwe employ over 700 peopd currently over 500 live in san francisco. i implore you to agree to extend this historical use and i think you for your time. -- thank you for your time. >> good afternoon. thank you for time. i am an assistant business agent with local 16, the stagehands' union. i would like to speak on behalf of live
for bringing their time and expertise and lover and passion for cycling to us here in san francisco. we do have a great advocate for cycling here, although sometimes he says he needs a little bit of an electric motor to get up that hill by his house. he is 100% supportive of increasing the bicycle use in this city. been focused on the development of places like central market, which is one of the focus areas of this workshop. without further ado, i'm happy to welcome up to the mike our mayor, mayor ed lee. [applause] >> thank you, ed. morning, everyone! welcome here to city hall in san francisco. delighted to join this wonderful opportunity here and council general, thank you very much for bringing a wonderful team from netherlands to help engage us even better and to excite not only us who work here at city hall but our traffic engineers, our bicycle coalition, our educators and all of the bay area guests. we have guests from even san rafael council here as well to share in this experience. as ed mentioned, i am a very big enthusiast but i want to be more than just a cheerleader for this. leah
of the most valuable land in northern california. for decades through land-use decisions and policy, the city has said it the land is developed for private housing, it must pay. this includes rent to the city, enormous fees to support subsidized housing, a new private maintained park, a new recreational facility, in the walkway to access the waterfront, and enlivened streetscape. these are not small benefits or cheaper ones. on the question of height, we would know the proposed project is 1/4 of the commercial building and 1/2 of the adjacent residential building. this is nestled among the tallest buildings on the skyline. we ask the city to choose a land use alternative that benefits the largest number of sentences since -- san franciscans and not those of a single neighborhood. >> is there additional public comment? it is not necessary. >> my name is lee is -- louise renny. i would like to follow-up with three comments in opposition to the change. when you take a look at the pictures of the project, much is made of the improvement in the condition of the property facing the embarcadero. tha
: thank you, director. >> thank you. are there any other items before us? >> you decided to move item 8 to january. that concludes the business before you today. >> we can do that without opposition. if there are no other items, then at the meeting is adjourned. thank you. >> good afternoon. are you ready to go? i am the transportation director for san francisco. we have a little feedback. a little high? back off a little bit? thank you all for coming out today. we're here to talk about the intersection of two things in san francisco at a very important. one is partnering and the other -- one is parking in the other is technology. parking is important in san francisco. there is a lot of competition for the public rights of way. parking is something that people in san francisco care about. it is something that we at the sfmta have to manage to make it work, to enable transit to flow in keeping with the city transit first policy. parking is important. to manage it, we create rules and regulations. a lot of people may not like them, but it is what we need to do to make parking and transit
and make transportation work in san francisco. that leads us to technology. technology is important because it helps us to be able to do things more efficiently and effectively. most san franciscans like and have technology. we are bringing technology to where people are. most people have cell phones come smartphones. we are adopting our systems to work with what people have in their day-to-day lives. i am joined by a great group of people behind me. they will talk about an exciting initiative we are launching today that will be one of the most significant things to hit parking in san francisco in generations. i am honored to have a man for whom this technology is not very important. that is our majoyor ed lee. the reason it is not important is because someone else has to worry about parking, it is because of something i learned about him a couple of months ago. it did not come out in the campaign or media. it turns out that ed lee has parking karma. he does not need it. but for the rest of us who do not have parking karma, we're here to talk about something that is really exciting for san
supervisor mar: welcome to the monday december 5 meeting of the land use and economic development committee. i am the chair, to my right is supervisor cohen and to my left, supervisor wiener. >> please make sure to turn off cellular phones and electronic devices. documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. supervisor mar: please call item no. 1. >> transferring jurisdiction of property at 341 corbett avenue to the department of public works. supervisor wiener: this legislation will enhance public spaces and public of green space, in particular in the corbett heights neighborhood. this is a parcel that is zoned for public. it is filled with mature trees, it is on the slope at making it difficult for development, it was transferred a number of years ago to the mayor's office of housing under the surplus property ordnance that is designed to increase housing for formerly homeless people. since then, nothing has happened with it. it has sat there vacant. the surrounding neighborhood it is very interested in improving this space, making it more usable, gardening and. the
jurisdictional situations and i think that's a great tool for us. commissioner moore: i want to support asking for a specific meeting because that gets into a discussion about how the department will work with regional agencies as well as taking on to have a joint representation in san jose because that's the beginning of a much broader discussion. >> thank you. i am not aware of their report for the board of appeals but i can announce the historical preservation commission did not meet this week. with that, we can move on to the general public comment category that has a duration of 50 minutes. at this time, members of the public may come and address you up to three minutes on subject matters that fall within the jurisdiction of this commission. the public may not address you on any agenda items listed today, only on matters of interest not on the agenda. i do have speaker cards for you. i would just remind everyone that this category has a duration of 15 minutes. president miguel: [reading names] commissioners. i am the girl back and i don't ride part -- not to confuse me with the other pers
them -- nice to meet you. >> can you talk to me about a variety of products that use cell? >> we have these lovely constructed platters. we make these wonderful powder bowls. they can have a lot of color. >> york also using your license. -- you are also using your license. >> this means that i can register with the city. this makes sure that our family participated in making all of these. >> this comes by licensed artists. the person selling it is the person that made it. there is nothing better than the people that made it. >> i would like you to meet michael johnson. he has been in the program for over 8 years. >> nice to me you. what inspired your photography? >> i am inspired everything that i see. the greatest thing about being a photographer is being able to show other people what i see. i have mostly worked in cuba and work that i shot here in san francisco. >> what is it about being a street artist that you particularly like? >> i liked it to the first day that i did it. i like talking to mentum people. talking about art or anything that comes to our minds. there is more visib
you are were used as an insult. >> so it's a tremendous honor to be here today. we've got a tremendous program for you. this is our annual black history month kickoff. it was started many, many years ago. dr. carter g. woodson had participated in the founding of black history month. he was involved in the group known as the oh, -- association for the study of african-american life and history. the local chapter of that group is what is now known as the african-american cultural and historical society. so it's an honor. we've been doing this for many, many years and it's great to see so many faces out here today. right now what i'd like to do is thank our partners and acknowledge them for their participateation. the san francisco public library much the california cultural arts program and we couldn't do it without the good folks in the mayor's office of neighborhood services. what i'd like to do now is strue -- shall truce -- intro duce tanish hollins from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. >> good amp, family. happy black history month. could we hear it one more time? [appla
. there is a circus company that i have been fortunate enough to work with the last couple of years. i use elements of dance and choreography and combine that with theater techniques. a lot of the work is content- based, has a strong narrative. the dancers have more of a theatrical feel. i think we are best known for our specific work. in the last 15 years, spending a lot of time focusing on issues that affect us and are related to the african-american experience, here in the united states. i had heard of marcus shelby and had been in join his work but never had the opportunity to meet him. we were brought together by the equal justice society specifically for this project. we were charged with beginning work. marquez and i spent a lot of time addressing our own position on the death penalty, our experiences with people who had been incarcerated, family members, friends of friends. pulling our information. beyond that, we did our own research. to create a picture that resonated with humanity. it is the shape of a house. in this context, it is also small and acts like a cell. i thought that was an i
for cycling that's in this room are going to spend the next two days working with us to help us figure out how we can do every -- even better. although we've done a lot in terms of bicycling and increasing the mode of bicycling as a transportation of choice and we're very proud of what we've accomplished, there's a lot more that we can do and a lot more that we need to do. it's not just because riding around on a bicycle is for fun, which i think it is, or at least it is for some people. let's hear it for the mayor. it makes people more healthy, it's good for the environment. but one of the real kind of more compelling reasons for me is something that struck me. i had an opportunity a year ago with many of the folks who are in this room to travel to the netherlands and spend a week. we went to four different cities and it was an opportunity to study the transportation infrastructure in the netherlands and to basically try to learn how have they done it? how have they gotten so many people onto their bicycles? one day we were riding around amsterdam, it was towards the end of the week and we we
a living history maker. join us. thank you. ♪ lift every voice and sing>> ts to vote for candidates or party and it is a significant way to have our voice heard. exactly 100 years ago, women were given the vote in california. the battle for women's suffrage was not an easy one. it took more than 70 years. a woman could run for president in new york. >> organizing this conference, basically it modeled itself on a declaration of independence for women. it marked the beginning of the women's equality movement in the united states. >> at that time, women were banned from holding property and voting in elections. >> susan b. anthony dedicated her life to reform. >> suffrage in the middle of the 19th century accomplished one goal, it was diametrically opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family, that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually
manager. she will lead us on a walk through the building as we move along and talk about that as well. this is a fund and a unique place in san francisco, big, open space. a couple of times a week this is filled with a marketplace. >> 100 farmers. they are here on saturday. the farmers market is out front, and also on tuesday's we have about 60 farmers out front. >> and that is on the plaza? >> on saturday it is back here, and on tuesday it is in the front. >> i guess i am interested in what happens. we have a plaza where the ferry boats used to come. what happened? >> the whole backside of the building was originally line for ferryboats. it could handle about 14 boats at one time. the building was built in 1898, and the ferry boats were very popular up until the bay bridge got built in the early 1930's. at that time, the passengers shifted from taking the ferry boats out to going across the bridge and a ferry boat service diminished. >> the cars were a reduction in the use but also led to the development of the freeway in front of the ferry building, which in 1989 was damaged by the
. [bell rings] thank you very much. supervisor mar: thank you. next. >> after noon, a land-use double-good afternoon, land-use supervisors. ♪ public art and a trust to free and what ever happened why did you keep it free? so many things we would have done but budget clouds but in our way i have looked at districts from all sides now win and lose it is a city illusion i really do not know yet all city hall and now it is just another land use day and you'll say and help us and you'll pay so many things you would have done but the city clouds got in our way i have looked at all districts from all sides now win and lose and still try somehow it is what a city i recall i really do not know you at all its city hall ♪ supervisor mar: thank you, mr. paulson. anyone else from the public that would like to speak? seeing them, public comment is closed. you're asking for a three-week continuance. i believe that presidents' day is february 20, so there is no land use meeting. it would be the following meeting, which is february 27. can we take the amendments without objection, colleagues? than
, women still use the bicycle more than then -- men, in their 30's to 50's. and how far do they go? still, the girls are top of this list and they use the bicycle for seven kilometers per day. and then you can see that it goes down fast but still, oh, here men are cycling further. so the men that are using the bicycles cycle further than the women and that is explained by the fact that women mostly work near their homes and men commute over a longer distance. we did a survey on emotion that people felt when they were traveling -- were driving the streets or riding and we asked them what feelings do you have. how do you feel? and then cyclists mostly answered i feel joy. and they hardly felt fear or anger or sadness or even aversion and if you compare that with transport then that's not so joyful and people don't like it so much and it made them even angry. and for the car you can see that the people are more afraid in cars and more angry in cars than on the bicycle. that's a nice conclusion from this result i wanted to share with you. so cycling is joy. that's what i heard more people say
such a great crowd here for what for us is an extremely important event. my name is ed reiskin. i'm the transportation director here in san francisco and very pleased to welcome you all here this morning for what we expect will be a very lively and productive couple of days here in san francisco. the san francisco m.t.a. is the agency that's charged with implementing the city's transit first policy, which is about getting people out of their cars and into more sustainable modes of transportation, such as bikes, such as walking and transit in our great muni system. as someone who myself gets around the city often by bike, and i do that by choice, but more importantly, i'm given the charge of our agency to get folks out oaf their cars. i can't tell you how exciting it is for me to think all of the brain power and enthusiasm for cycling that's in this room are going to spend the next two days working with us to help us figure out how we can do every -- even better. although we've done a lot in terms of bicycling and increasing the mode of bicycling as a transportation of choice and w
. that is my hope. >> is such a beautiful addition to our public art in san francisco. thank you for joining us. it was nice to meet you. and thank you for telling us about your beautiful mural. thanks for watching "culturewire." >> hello. you're watching the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come toge
they talk about what happens with the system goes down, you have to use a knuckle buster. what did we do years ago? everybody had to use it. the last point real fast, what are we complaining about, 5%? the remember when we didn't have credit cards and the business we got? it would've been 10 times the price. people are using their credit cards for everything. 5% is cheap for the amount of business that they get. there is a cost of doing business and to have to do it as best we can and as safe as we can. >> basically, this report is pretty much contrary to previous testimony in this pretty much what we figured out in the town hall meetings. there was one group that didn't like the outcome, but it was one person with 7000 followers. the other groups basically agree with the compromises that we have here. i am assuming you are talking about electronic waybills, that compromise put through that would give data to the mta and leave individual data alone, which was basically agreed upon. square seems to be the big thing, but i see that -- is should be kind of a non-issue. if you can't lower th
theoretically, a special-use district could override the underlying zoning, and allows additional entertainment permits in the area of 11th street that is crowded with nightclubs and they are allowed to expand under current law. only one has taken advantage of this provision. the problem is that many of them are empty most nights of the week and zoning has nothing to do with this. it always seems to some people that this is a solution to the enforcement issues. we have been through this before, and you can see this on the first slide, a special-use district cannot prevent them from suspending the license. a license to sell alcohol is promoted by the -- the regulations are not subject to local control. an sud cannot allow some clubs to be more noisy than others. the volume of music inside a nightclub it is one thing, but what it -- when it begins to impact those living in nearby areas it becomes subject to state and local regulations. neighbors of nightclubs are entitled to equal protection under the law. zoning changes cannot be used to punish the neighbors for complaining. to cha
of us, what we need to do and what they need to work on. as an item, i still see a chance or possibility that they can work it out. a way to buy the property. i still see the possibility. i want to inject my observations. i heard everything that was said. president miguel: what i have heard our construction impacts, this is something that occurs in any construction project in a relatively short time. it is my opinion quite well controlled by the department of building inspection and their regulations. it is standard, and intrusive in any major city like san francisco, but that is exactly why the regulations concerning construction impacts are in place. i am really not interested in offers, counter offers, offer withdrawals or anything else. it has nothing to do with this commission, for which i am very grateful. this has been around since 2005, i appreciate commissioner moore's comments. i do not believe that another meeting of any kind will work. everyone has had more than enough time, and in particular, since the november 17 hearing. they could get together if there was a true reason t
with every neighborhood of the city. it brought of the opposition we have had to transitional use housing and other housing in certain areas. after a while, it just works, and it will. while there may be a few bruised shoulders and the beginning, i think we should go ahead with this. commissioner sugaya: i am still struggling with a conditional use overall necessary in desirable. in some ways from what commissioner moore was insane, we will be creating a nuisance. one incident where there is a new condominium building, they started complaining about the cherry blossom festival. i want to go into the particulars of that, but it is a small fan, i suppose. there will be complaints. until the vote gets called, i am not sure which way i will go on this. commissioner antonini: thank you. commissioner moore talked about umu zoning which doesn't apply because this was grandfathered in. i know you were talking about where to put what. i don't buy the argument that because someone is a certain income level, they should be excluded from the neighborhood. that is just as bad as the other way around.
language that it's possible to use against anyone. when newt gingrich accused mitt romney of spouting pious bologna, he did so have a position of knowledge because gingrich has been shoveling poisonous bologna for more than 30 years. thank you so much for watching. i'll be back here tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. as voters in south carolina go to the polls. dylan ratigan is next. stay with us. >>> welcome to the bay area here in northern california, home to the controversial site of the oakland san francisco bay bridge. look behind me. those pillars are made of chinese steel. today we'll talk trade, infrastructure, america's relationship with china. but we are not naive. we know it requires investment in america infrastructure. so let's get it on for this friday, january 20th, 2012. >>> good afternoon to you. nice to see you again. i am dylan ratigan. thank you for joining us for day three of our 30 million jobs tour that will be rolling throughout the winter. more on that in a few moments. first, let's deal with the news of the day. we can't get enough of what happened and what di
family. the dilemma is also for what constitutes affordable housing. for all of us, there is no model, especially for lgbt seniors, especially those living with hiv/aids and what the future holds for us. thank you. supervisor wiener: thank you very much. next speaker. >> good morning, good afternoon peter i am pam. i am 55. and i love my city. that is why we are here. we love our city, and we want to stay. we want to be safe in our city. we have worked here, paid rent, you know, did all this that heterosexuals do, and you all know that already. i just want to say that all of us have been through a lot already, and we're just asking for help, so help us to live the rest of our lives more gentle, more loving. some of these people that i know have been through a lot. i have a friend in a hotel that has been raped and abused because she was a lesbian, the mission hotel. and i lost a friend because she had to move away. she lost her support here. she lost open house, which was very great. and i want to say, open house is a very, very special to me and to my friends, because without them, i
that is not a disguise for torturing us again. so thank you. [applause] supervisor wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name is sneaky. i came up here from southern california. it was supposed to be my partner, and his name was in it. but we live in a community with that was a very conservative area, and we faced discrimination. he was sick. when he got worse, i cannot visit him in the hospital. when i said he was my partner, they had no idea what that meant. before he passed away, he made me promise to go to san francisco, because we were going to retire up here together. we wanted to hold hands appeared in together. we never got to do that, because he passed away. he passed away. i sold my house. i came up here. i started crying because i saw the outline of the city. i said, oh, my god, there is the emerald city. it has been good to me, the city. but i see some of my peers adjusting to the living situation here are being pushed out of their apartment, and we discuss it at coffee time. it is amazing to see that, then nothing is being done for them. but the house was discovered.
access and use agreement with motorola for the san francisco sites to be used for the bay area 700 mhz public safety broadband spectrum to be managed and operated by the bay area regional interoperable communications systems for a term of 12 years. supervisor chu: thank you. we have a number of individuals here. >> supervisor chu supervisor avalossupervisor, supervisor kim, director of emergency management. it is a pleasure to be here before you today. i was mentioning that edges past my 1-year anniversary as director of the em, and it has been a great year. i have learned so much and continue to learn so much. my most important project this year, the one that i have nurtured a long is what is before you today, the bay web project. what you are approving today, hopefully, are the site lease agreements forbid web, but let me take a step back and tell you what we're trying to do here. currently, there is no interoperable system in the bay area region where our first responders can talk to each other and share data. in san francisco, we have 800 mhz radios, which have been very helpful wi
. the figures cover the 17 nations that use the euro. joblessness was unchanged from october. that's when the eurozone recorded its highest unemployment rate since introduction of the single currency in 199999 people looking for work in spain are having the toughest go of it. the country marked the highest-ever jobless figure among member states at 22.9%. unemployment in spain was especially high among people 25 years old and younger. it hit 49.6%. the lowest unemployment rate among eurozone states was recorded in austria, at 4.0%. >>> the u.s. has released employment data for december and the results beat market expectations. the u.s. labor department says the jobless rate dropped 8.5% from 8.7%. the previous month. the figure was better than the market forecast of about 8.7% and the lowest in almost three years. employers generated 200,000 more jobs in the nonfarm sector, which sensitive to economic trends. the transportation and warehouse industry added 50,000 jobs. most of those gains occurred in the courier and messenger sector. >>> michael woodford's campaign to return to the top po
the subprime problems got us into this bad economy, you also had all this enforcement from the immigration. they would go after good people, arrived in the middle of the night to get someone from their home. i have a case of a young man where immigration came to pick him up at 5:00 a.m. his wife is a citizen. the other siblings were citizens. by 3:00 in the afternoon, he was already in tijuana in his pajamas with no money, no nothing. fortunately, the other people who were arrested gave him $10 so that he could call his family so that they could wear him money and he could go home. -- wire him money and he could go home. these are the types of cases i see. we need this immigration reform, but what i wish we could do it is -- i would like to see a media campaign. we want you to present the benefits that immigrants bring here. what we see everywhere is that immigrants are taking jobs away, they are the pressing salaries, they are committing crimes. that is not true. republicans to press our salaries. -- depress ourur salaries. [applause] look -- [laughter] look at all of the major cities aro
to overshadow other carriers. i have metro pcs. when at&t first went on that building, i used to have full bars. now i have one bar. now if we put verizon up there, i am going to end up with no service at all from the carrier. that is one of the concerns. there is a health factor. the concentration of some of the towers on one place -- i have looked at different studies. if you have six, it is not a big deal. if you start piling on and increase the number of antennas on a property it will be a health problem. we are asking to continue this acceptance of the cell phone antennas. it will let more people and neighbors get involved in this. president fong: is there additional public comment on this item? >> i am the one trying to design this rooftop system. i would like you to refer to the package that came with this. there is a report from him and madison, an independent consultant -- from hammond madison, an independent consultant. this will put a radiation level which combined with at&t's would be less than 4% of the public limit. the public with it goes out to within 41 feet directly in front o
leave entertainment as a legal, non-conforming use in the mixed-use neighborhood, where they anticipate the greatest amount of residential growth to take place. change the zoning to allow all forms of entertainment, with fully-permitted use. allow the non-conforming status of every existing venue to remain with the property for a reasonable length of time, if the property were to be demolished so that entertainment to be built into the new construction. allow entertainment as an accessory that is limited -- live performance, in the commercial district and the task force also approved conditions on new residential construction. let me paraphrase this language that is before you. essentially, what this bill is into the building code is -- any noise-sensitive fuse that would move into a noisy area -- existing always, the new development would be required to conduct sensitive sound studies, of a levels in the area, and bring on an engineer who would recommend medications to the property, that would prevent a level of sound getting into the building, that violence -- violates
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